Netanyahu Says More Countries Might Move Their Embassies To Jerusalem

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Romania will follow the United States and soon move its embassy to Jerusalem, Liviu Dragnea, the president of the Chamber of Deputies and a member of Romania's ruling party, revealed yesterday.

Speaking in an interview with the Romanian TV channel ANTENA 3, Dragnea revealed that the decision was made Wednesday night.

Iohannis, who is from the centre-right and has expressed numerous disagreements with the government, claimed he had the authority to "take decisions relating to Romania's foreign policy" and underlined that Bucharest's position on the Israeli-Palestinian question "had not changed".

He pointed out that Romania still supports a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, supports UN Security Council Resolutions on the issue and that its stance remains unchanged. He said preferential treatment would be given to the first 10 countries that move their embassies. Hotovely is also set to visit the Czech Republic.

"I'm delighted to say that there are at least half a dozen countries that are now seriously discussing with us moving their embassies to Jerusalem", Netanyahu said.

Romania's government has backed moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, drawing a warning from the president - who has the final say - that the move could break global law.

Trump has mooted a trip to Jerusalem to open the embassy in May.

The U.S. Embassy is due to relocate on May 14. Dragnea has sent several officials to Israel in recent years and met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last July.

Despite the fact that the relocation of the Romanian embassy to Jerusalem is "symbolic" to Romania, this decision is deemed internationally as a defiance to all the countries and organizations which condemned the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital city.

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